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Quadruple Singing Bird Automaton by Bontems

Auction:
2314
Lot:
362
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Quadruple Singing Bird Automaton by Bontems, the four birds with brightly-colored plumage, articulated heads, beaks, wings and tails, two on perches, one flapping in nest, and one sitting on the floor of the domed cage, on bow-fronted brass base decorated with repousse swags and gilt-metal corner mounts, containing going-barrel movement and birdsong, ht. 23 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

gilt-metal corner mounts, Automaton, Robotics